Sunday, October 10th, 2021

*All times in Central Time*

2:30 - 2:35 pm: Welcome and Kick-Off

Patti Phillips, Women Leaders in College Sports

2:35 - 3:05 pm: Fireside Chat with Amy Morin, best-selling author, speaker, and mental strength trainer 

13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do 

Presented by Fiesta Bowl
Headshot of Amy Morin



3:05 -3:35 pmWomen Leaders Connect!

Live connection breakout sessions to spark discussion, encourage learning and foster connection between attendees. Each breakout room will be led by an industry leader, including past Women Leaders board members, industry trailblazers and sitting athletic directors and commissioners. 

ALL ACCESS attendees will join a private Women Leaders Connect session with keynote speaker Amy Morin during this time!

3:45 - 4:35 pm: The Rise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Roles: Now What?

Featuring Femi Shabiolegbe, Lawrence Alexander, Dr. Victoria Farris and Jennifer Hunter.
Sponsored by Morgan Stanley Global Sports & Entertainment

4:40 - 5:05 pm: Fireside Chat with NCAA President Mark Emmert

Moderated by Heather Lyke, Director of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh.  





5:05 - 5:40 pm: Nike Celebration of Women! 2021 Award Winner Recognition and Interviews

Celebrating our 2021 award recipients with interviews by Women Leaders President, Sandy Barbour
Presented by Nike

5:45 - 6:45 pm: Leaders Lounge

Connect with other attendees through casual virtual conversations and deepen your relationships in this amazing community of like-minded women leaders!



Monday, October 11th, 2021

10:05 - 10:35 am: Keynote Address from Erica Dhawan, award-winning speaker and author, teamwork expert

Digital Body Language

Sponsored by adidas 
Headshot of Erica Dhawan



10:35 - 11:05 am: Women Leaders Connect!

Live connection breakout sessions to spark discussion, encourage learning and foster connection between attendees. Each breakout room will be led by an industry leader, including past Women Leaders board members, industry trailblazers and sitting athletic directors and commissioners.

ALL ACCESS attendees can join a private Women Leaders Connect session with keynote speaker Erica Dhawan during this time!

11:15 - 12:00 pm: Leadership Masterclass: How to Kick Glass and Other Lessons from the Top

Featuring Adia Barnes, Melissa Christian, Sarah Hirshland, Kim Pegula, Dr. Erika H. James and Romaine Seguin.

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Women Leaders Connect!

Live connection breakout sessions to spark discussion, encourage learning and foster connection between attendees. Each breakout room will be led by an industry leader, including past Women Leaders board members, industry trailblazers and sitting athletic directors and commissioners. 

12:30 - 1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK

Take a break to stretch your legs, grab lunch or a snack. Feel free to start a conversation with another attendee. Navigate to “attendees” on the Women Leaders X platform and send a message to a fellow woman leader!

1:30 - 2:10 pm: Resilient Cultures: Creating a New Way to Work

This two-part session will bring together viewpoints from a top culture expert and industry leaders to discuss shifting workplace dynamics. The first part of the session will feature an in-depth conversation with National Talent and Culture Strategist, Laraine McKinnon, followed by a live "Blue Table Talk" with leaders about how they are adapting in the modern workplace.

2:15 - 3:00 pm: Blue Table Talk on Culture featuring National Leaders

Featuring Lori Ames, Gloria Nevarez, Desiree Reed-Francois, Meg Stevens and Jennifer Lynne Williams.

3:00 - 4:00 pm: Human Performance Workshop with Jill Sharp, Performance & Health Coach (All Access only)

Burn Bright, Not Out! Performance Habits to Overcome Burnout and Win at Work

During this exclusive 60-minute virtual workshop, Performance Coach Jill Sharp will share strategies on optimizing performance and overcoming (or avoiding) burnout in the workplace. Jill will challenge you to change your habits, provide strategies for achieving your ideal performance, and guide you to unlocking you fullest potential as a leader.  Don’t miss this dynamic and valuable workshop!   

We encourage Base and Premier level attendees to connect with their Strong Squads during this time!

Headshot of Jill Sharp

4:00 - 4:30 pm: BREAK

Take a break to stretch your legs, grab a snack. Feel free to start a conversation with another attendee. Navigate to “attendees” on the Women Leaders X platform and send a message to a fellow woman leader!

4:30-5:00 pm: Celebration of Advancement and Passing of the Women Leaders Torch 

Get ready to wave your pennant! Women Leaders will celebrate the women who have advanced into Athletic Director and Commissioner roles so far in 2021, and Women Leaders 2021 President, Sandy Barbour will pass the torch to Incoming 2021 President, Heather Lyke.
Sponsored by BSN Sports

5:00 - 6:00 pm: WOMEN LEADERS X Finale & Girl Power Hour!

Tune into the adidas Girl Power Hour – the WOMEN LEADERS X grand finale – for a concert with featured band, Kathleen & the One Nite Stand Band!